Ti Kaye Resort & Spa, St Lucia


Ti Kaye Resort & Spa is located in Anse Cochon, St Lucia in the Caribbean.

We visited this lovely island on our honeymoon in May 2015. We found it via the British Airways website as we’d booked our flights and hotel together on their website.

On arrival you receive some lovely welcome drinks (you have a choice from a small menu). You then have to fill out all your paperwork before you get taken to your cottage. There are 33 cottages scattered about the cliff/hill side so they pick you your luggage and take you to your cottage. The lovely man who brought us to our room also gave us 2 little loaves of banana bread (a popular treat on St Lucia as they produce bananas!).

The resort was brilliant! Beautiful ocean views from our cottage! When we checked in we were expecting just a normal cottage but found we’d been upgraded to the cottage with a plunge pool which was brilliant!

Lovely big four poster bed, air conditioning and fan, hammock big enough for 2, a pair of rocking chairs and a pair of deck chairs all within the confines of the cottage and its veranda. You also have a safe in the walk in closet so you can keep all your valuables safe while you’re out and about. There is complimentary tea and coffee in each cottage with a kettle and a cafetiere (for your coffee) along with a mini fridge with some bottles of water. These get refilled each day so you’re always guaranteed some fresh cold water each day. There is also an iPod dock/clock/radio on one of the side tables which we took advantage of to fill the room with some of our favourite playlists. A hairdryer is also provided along with some robes and an iron and ironing board. There is also a jar of laundry powder in the bathroom should you feel the need to do some laundry. There is also free wifi all over the resort, from the rooms all the way to the beach! The resort also has quite a number of tours and excursions.

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Welcome drinks
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view from the bar
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view from the bar
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rocking chairs
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hammock
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plunge pool
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four poster bed with mosquito netting

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Had an interesting experience with the outdoor shower as well considering you’re basically showering in a mini garden with four walls around you but you’re open to the sky above you. Was interesting showering in a tropical rain shower one night. And trying to dodge little froggies and geckos running around.

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bathroom
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outdoor shower
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outdoor shower

The staff are all incredibly friendly and always happy to help answer any queries or arrange anything you need. They do a Managers cocktail and Creole Buffet with a live band on Wednesdays which is really fun!

There are 2 restaurants on the premises. The main restaurant and bar is at the top of the cliff with the majority of the resort. The Managers cocktail takes place in the bar which is where you also have your welcome drink on arrival. There is a television in there with a large selection of novels, dvds and board games. The main restaurant is where you have breakfast, lunch and dinner. Please note that you will have to make a reservation for dinner as the restaurant gets booked up quite quickly. Many guests tend to stay on the resort for meals as its such a difficult place to get in and out of.

However if you felt like you’d want to try something different on premises there is also the Beach Grill and Bar which is on the beach at the bottom of the cliff. If you’re not very mobile and want to get down to the beach, its a very steep climb down about 100+ steps down the cliff side to get to the beach.

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The steep climb down to the beach
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the beach
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flower heart built by staff
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the little bay
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the resort from the beach

The Kai Koko Spa on premises does a large number of treatments and packages in treatment rooms that are basically hanging off the cliff which affords you a brilliant view of the ocean with the soothing sounds of the ocean as you get your treatment. We opted for the Honey Moon Indulgence package. We also added the jacuzzi and bargained for extra time in it instead of the Pressure Point Foot Massage part of the package. When you get there they get you to fill out some forms that are a basic health check to ensure you won’t be adversely affected by the treatments. You’ll also be provided with several samples of the oils that they’ll be using in order to pick which one you’d prefer. You can also buy the products they use if you wanted!

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Kai Koko Spa
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couples’ treatment room
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shelves with their equipment
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the shower for showering after the treatments if required
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little bit of decor
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this is the view through the massage table. the mirror enables you to watch the view as you’re getting massaged.
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the view
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the jaccuzzi with a bottle of champagne!

There is a swimming pool on site which we didn’t use at all due to the convenience of the plunge pool in our cottage but it was quite a decent sized pool if we felt the need.

Only thing I’d recommend if you’re planning to do activities, sight seeing, etc around St Lucia, hire a car as Ti Kaye is in quite a remote location. Also be wary that the road leading to the resort is quite bad. Full of pot holes etc. Would highly recommend renting a 4X4 like we did as you’d never be able to manage the slopes without one!

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Our little 4X4 rental

Make sure you bring plenty of insect repellent as mosquitoes tend to be everywhere!

Would definitely recommend this resort for honeymooning couples!

Helpful links:
1. Ti Kaye Resort & Spa – http://www.tikaye.com/
2. British Airways – http://www.britishairways.com/
Ratings:
Sleep quality    – 5.0
Cleanliness      – 4.0
Service               – 5.0
Overall               – 4.5
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